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Policy Makers Symposium

September 26, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Tickets include breakfast, lunch, and networking reception following the Symposium programming.

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM Breakfast and Registration Opens

9:00 AM Programming Begins

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM Reception

Confirmed Speakers

Mike Braun – U.S. Senator (R-IN)
Neil Chatterjee – Chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Tammy Duckworth – U.S. Senator (D-IL)
Matt Gaetz – U.S. Representative (R-FL-1)
Garret Graves – U.S. Representative (R-LA-6)
Scott Peters – U.S. Representative (D-CA-52)
Mitt Romney – U.S. Senator (R-UT)
Paul Tonko – U.S. Representative (D-NY-20)
Sheldon Whitehouse – U.S. Senator (D-RI)

2019 Symposium Panels

Panel: Clean Energy in the Mainstream

Move beyond the headlines to discuss clean energy and environmental issues that are top of mind for businesses, industries and consumers that desire to market their achievements.

MODERATOR: Charles Hernick – Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions
Bernadette Woods Placky, Chief Meteorologist and Climate Matters Program Director, ClimateCentral.org
Angie Slaughter, VP, Sustainability, Logistics, SVC & Capabilities Procurement / Anheuser-Busch
Ben LaRocco, Senior Manager of Policy / Lime
Vanessa Tutos, Director, Government Affairs, EDP Renewables

Federal – State Innovation Nexus Spotlight

Hear a discussion between Dr. Laura Nelson and Connor Prochaska covering state and federal initiatives to advance early stage technologies that directly impact clean energy in states. This conversation will illuminate how government efforts aim to complement private commercialization actions and support the deployment of new and proven energy technologies in the marketplace.

Dr. Laura Nelson, Executive Director, Office of Energy Development, State of Utah
Conner Prochaska, Chief Commercialization Officer, Director of the Office of Technology Transitions (OTT), U.S. Department of Energy

Panel: Ideas to Action In Innovation: What Comes Next in Clean Energy?

This panel focuses on new technologies and features rising companies that are leading the way when it comes to energy innovation. Panelists will describe how they are bridging the gap between good ideas and deployable clean energy technology.

MODERATOR: Taite McDonald – Holland & Knight
Jeremy Harrell / ClearPath
Harlan Bowers / X-Energy
Gay Wyn Quance / Solid Carbon Products
Steve Driskill/ Sila Nanotechnologies, Inc.

Panel: Clean Energy at the Giga-Scale: Achieving Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reductions

Explore the power and potential of private sector collaboration toward an increase of clean energy resources and the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. Panelists will highlight specific success stories and discuss solutions to meeting renewable and net-zero emission goals.

MODERATOR: David Gardiner – David Gardiner and Associates
Steve Skarda, Procter & Gamble’s Global Climate and Energy Leader
Rob Mosher / National Grid
Ryan Martel / CERES
Ryan Opsal / Maryland Energy Administration

Panel: Technology Leadership: American-Made Solutions for the World

Here we highlight the United States’ comparative advantage in the clean energy space and discuss the conditions that are needed to create U.S.-based jobs and for the U.S. to export goods and services in the emerging clean energy global economy. It will also highlight state efforts for establishing a leadership position in emerging markets.

MODERATOR: Lisa Jacobson – Business Council for Sustainable Energy
Michael A. Caldarera, P.E.
Sr. Vice President, Advocacy & Technical Services / National Propane Gas Association
Malcolm Woolf / National Hydropower Association
Hayes Framme / Government Relations & Communications Manager, Orsted

Empowering Women through Clean Energy

Education and Empowerment (C3E) a key initiative of the Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM)

Suzie Jaworowski, Senior Advisor in the Office of Nuclear Energy and Vice Chair of a Global Program for Clean Energy

Panel: Global Clean Energy Finance

This panel looks at new and emerging trends in the finance community that address surging demand and funding for the next generation of clean energy technology. It will also identify current regulatory and policy barriers to financing advanced clean energy technologies.

MODERATOR: Carla Tully – Earthrise Energy LLC
Alex Kragie / American Green Bank Consortium
Jeff Eckel – Hannon Armstrong

NCEW Policy Makers Symposium Schedule*

9:00 AM: Opening Remarks

9:05 AM: Rep. Paul Tonko (D-NY)

9:15 AM: Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI)

9:30 AM: Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL)

9:45 AM: Panel 1: Clean Energy in the Mainstream

10:20 AM: Sen. Mike Braun (R-IN)

10:35 AM: Panel 2: Technology Leadership: American-Made Solutions for the World

11:15 AM: U.S. Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) and CRES Senior Advisor & Former U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-NH)

12:35 PM: Panel 3: Clean Energy at Giga-Scale: Achieving Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reductions

1:05 PM: FERC Chairman Neil Chatterjee

1:35 PM: Federal-State Innovation Nexus Spotlight

2:00 PM: Panel 4: Ideas to Action In Innovation: What Comes Next in Clean Energy?

2:40 PM: Suzie Jaworowski Remarks on Empowering Women through Clean Energy

3:00 PM: Rep. Scott Peters (D-CA)

3:35 PM: Rep. Garret Graves (R-LA)

3:50 PM: U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) and Julia Pyper, Greentech Media

4:15 PM: Panel 5: Global Clean Energy Finance

4:55 PM: Concluding Remarks

*Subject to change


September 26, 2019
8:00 am - 6:00 pm


National Press Club
529 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20045 United States
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